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Paul Verhoeven derides recent Bond films for lack of sex

12-Apr-2022 • Bond News

Director Paul Verhoeven, famous for iconic films such as 'Basic Instinct' and 'Robocop,' has criticised the recent James Bond films for their lack of on-screen sex.

Speaking to the Sunday Times about his upcoming film 'Benedetta,' he was asked about his opinion of the Daniel Craig era.

“It’s about crashing and blowing up,” Verhoeven said about studio films these days. “Sometimes these movies are fun, but the narrative tells you nothing about us now. I don’t see any other thought in Marvel or Bond movies.”

Verhoeven said “I’d go back to reality” with “cars that don’t leap up into the sky” if he were in charge of the next James Bond movie. While the director was a fan of Craig’s debut Bond movie “Casino Royale,” he was not a fan of Craig’s final Bond movie “No Time to Die.” The latter did not include any sex scenes.

“There was always sex in Bond!” Verhoeven said. “They did not show a breast, or whatever. But they had some sex.”


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